The capital of Malta is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta’s 320 monuments, all within an area of 55 ha, make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Malta Movie Locations en||0.7km||site_izi|
|The Pearl of the Mediterranean en ru zh||2014||0.4km||site_izi|
|The Skeleton Floor of St. John’s Co-Cathedral||2019||0.4km||site_ao|
|The Executioner’s House in Malta||2017||1.7km||site_ao|
|The Secret Underground Tunnels of Malta||2018||0.3km||site_ao|
|An Eclectic Seaside Village for Ducks||2018||1.6km||site_ao|
|The Prison Deep Beneath Malta’s Fort Saint Angelo||2017||0.9km||site_ao|
|Malta, Valletta: A European Capital of Culture brand gives this Mediterranean city new energy||2019||0.1km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.